Amazon's Background check

ADP VCfV62
Aug 28 19 Comments

I have one shady work history. Basically I ran into one of those shitty desi scam tech company when I was switching my career from non-tech to tech. I had no idea back then. I should have researched, but I was just desperate for a tech position at that time and was just blindly happy that I got the tech position.

I worked (got trained) there for about 4 months and ran out before they were trying to that shady fake resume thing. Now working for a legitimate company from contract to hire. 3 months contract and it's been two years after turning into the full time.

I just got a verbal confirmation that I got the job from Amazon. Wondering whether I should put that as a part of my work history or not. I did put that as a part of resume though (I don't know why I chose to do so.)

Otherwise, I'm not afraid at all. Any advice will be appreciated.

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  • Microsoft oMAG58
    By omitting details, I feel like you are just raising more questions and it will screw you over even worse. What you described isn't even bad. You made a bad decision joining a crappy company. Not sure how that is bad at all.
    Aug 28 6
    • ADP VCfV62
      OP
      But the concern is... I don't know about others, but this has been my dream job. Working for FAANG has been my dream since I started to think about the tech career. And I really don't want anything get in the way. I really am desperate for this position, especially now I think I'm almost there.
      Aug 28
    • New / Strategy Porsche996
      How is ADP as IC OP?
      Aug 28
    • ADP VCfV62
      OP
      Sorry, I'm kinda bad with acronyms. I don't know what IC OP means.
      Aug 28
    • New / Strategy Porsche996
      Individual Contributor
      Original Poster (you in this post)
      Aug 28
    • ADP VCfV62
      OP
      I'm guessing you are asking my experience so far in ADP. Well, mixed. I guess it also depends on what kind of products you work with. Having said that, I'm talking purely from my experience.

      You will get hands-on experience as a junior developer very quickly. But management lacks and a lot of things are very spontaneous. Also, as a developer you find yourself working as a coordinator more than a developer a lot.

      It's an easy comfortable environment, but if you want to go up that ladder, I'd say stay about 2~3 years and look else where.
      Aug 28
  • Amazon / Eng takeiteazy
    Chances are you will be fine.
    Also, do tell us about desi shady business. As a non-desi I have a keen interest.
    Aug 28 3
    • ADP VCfV62
      OP
      I will be fine leaving off or providing?

      Well, no offense to Indian btw. A matter of fact, two of my closest coworkers are Indian. Having said some disclaimers, there are companies out there that they tell you they will train you.

      Usually target people with no visa status, no work exp, college grad, not from tech etc.. They lure them to train them and one day boom.

      They will tell you that they will fake your resume to 5~6 years exp and send them to different companies. And in between they will take the portion of your contract wages/salary whatever. They target only contract to hire positions (because they will have to be faking those docs).

      Even worse, I've seen them faking official documents like DL and visa. Pretty shady, isn't it?
      Aug 28
    • Amazon / Eng takeiteazy
      Either way is cool. Take it easy. No one will dog too deep about position which you held for 3 months. As far as I understand, you have enough legitimate experience to apply for the position.

      Also, thanks for sharing. I encountered candidates who have their resume padded beyond limits. It’s obvious and was reflected in my interview feedbacks. :-p
      Aug 28
    • ADP KXUy07
      OP here. Thanks for your advice. In all honesty my guts say put it, and I will be fine and not even be asked about. My coworkers been telling me not to. But I'm thinking I will do what my guts tells me. I will do a bit more thinking.
      Aug 28
  • Orion / Cust. Srv. πŸŒΉβ™ŸπŸ—‘
    Just leave them off the background check
    Aug 28 0
  • ADP VCfV62
    OP
    Well, I'm also kind of afraid what they are going to say about the gap and inconsistency of the resume. Majority of my coworkers who I seek advice from say don't put it.
    Aug 28 3
    • Bank of America veVs08
      Didn't your post say you already got the job?
      Aug 28
    • ADP VCfV62
      OP
      Got a verbal confirmation. I'm talking about the peperwork that will come in the future.
      Aug 28
    • Bank of America veVs08
      You won't have to worry about this, no one cares that you worked at this place for 4 months.... If they did they wouldn't have hired you
      Aug 28
  • Microsoft
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    More than Amazon, USCIS will be more interested(if you require H1B).
    Aug 28 1
    • ADP KXUy07
      Fortunately I don't require visa status.
      Aug 28
  • Orion / Cust. Srv. πŸŒΉβ™ŸπŸ—‘
    Or like explain that they are some
    Bullshjt no name company
    Aug 28 0